ECA News

ECA Adds Staff and Service Area

Anna Carter

Anna Carter has joined the staff of Early Childhood Alliance (ECA) as Pre-K  Project Manager. She is working with early childhood programs, families and the community for the statewide On My Way Pre K program in Elkhart, Kosciusko, Marshall and St. Joseph Counties. These are four of the 15 counties the State named as part of the expansion of On My Way Pre K in 2017, which provides state-funded early childhood education for eligible 4-year-olds.

Kim Fullove, who has worked as Pre-K Project Manager in Allen County since the On My Way Pre K program pilot began in 2016, has added DeKalb County to her service area, also named one of the 15 expansion counties in 2017.

ECA Celebrates Anniversary

Wednesday, October 16, is Founder’s Day for Early Childhood Alliance Day. ECA was incorporated on that date in 1953. It began as the West Central Neighborhood Center, then expanded operations to manage several child care centers in Fort Wayne. During its 64 years, the agency changed its name, added programs and services, and expanded its service area to 10 counties across northern Indiana.  Services now child care resource and referral, professional training and development, coaching, family engagement programs, the Child and Adult Care Food Program, corporate consultation and advocacy.